Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Norah- Thirteen Months.

Norah's birthday has come and gone, and it was so much fun to plan and celebrate our favorite girl! We had such a great time with friends and family. It was purely joyful, and that’s what Norah is! Norah is 13 months, and I know I say this every month, but she is sure growing up!

Stats: Norah had her 12-month check-up, and had to get 4 shots and a finger prick and was definitely not happy about it! She handled it really well though and wasn’t upset for long. She was 31” (95%), 22 lbs. 15 oz. (87%), and 18.25” head circumference (84%). We are so thankful for a healthy girl developing well!

Schedule/Eating: This month I started weaning off breastfeeding. I was sad about it at first, but it is what’s best for both of us. I can tell that I am not making as much, and Norah has been completely fine. She loves whole milk and drinking from a sippy cup! I am down to just nursing once before bed, but sometimes Norah will even stop nursing and point to the cup, so she is ready to be done I think. I am so glad that breastfeeding went well for us and that we were able to do it for a whole year!

Norah schedule is the same as it has been for a few months. She eats 3 meals a day with a few snacks. She is a pretty good eater. She used to just inhale food, and now needs a little more coaxing/distractions to eat sometimes, but still eats most anything. She still takes two naps. She sleeps from about 10:30-9 and naps at 12 and 5. She will occasionally wake up early from her naps, and we have begun to wonder if she is starting to get ready for one nap, but we aren’t in any rush and will keep the two for as long as we can.

Developments: Norah learned that she can open whatever cupboard she wants this month and has enjoyed emptying the contents onto the floor. She also recently learned to climb up and down the stairs. She was scared to before, and would only climb one step and then back down, but one day she just did the whole thing! Norah still prefers crawling, but is getting a little better at walking. She loves to stand up by herself, and just yesterday (11/22) took five steps! Also, Norah did great one Sunday in the nursery this month- progress!

Teeth: Her gums felt hard for a few weeks this month, and felt her bottom right front molar coming in on 11/10. She has been a little grumpy and sucking on her fingers, but not too bad.

Words: Norah started saying more words this month, and it’s so fun to hear them and to hear her try to copy us. She can say dada, hi, wow, bath, Daisy (grandpa and grandma’s dog), Ainsley (a friend we babysit), baby, and hot. Norah learned hot through her trying to touch the fireplace and her space heater, and it’s funny because now she has said that the Christmas tree and snow were both hot too!

Favorites: It’s fun to see Norah’s favorites develop. She really liked her Bitty Baby that she got for her birthday. She also has particular favorites, like with her shape sorting cube she always grabs the blue oval, with her foam letters she always grabs the green 0, and with her farm bath toys she always grabs the pig. Funny girl! Norah loves emptying things and putting the objects back in, looking out the window, opening cupboards and seeing what’s inside, playing the piano, playing with the dirty laundry, and being with mom and dad/family. Norah is such a happy girl and we are so grateful to be her parents!

Despite my silliest voices, Norah decided this photo shoot was entitled "somber." 


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